Number one is to be safe. Depending on how bad the situation is, you have many choices. If minor issues are driving the two of you apart, counseling is usually recommended. A good marriage counseling professional may be able to help. If not, at least you will know that you tried and did everything you could to save the marriage.
If violence is involved, leave and get help. If necessary, call the police. It is important to remember that this is a serious matter and if the police are involved there will almost certainly be an arrest. Be ready to explain what happened and be accurate. You can get a protective order soon after to keep a dangerous spouse away.
After the initial steps to protect your safety have been taken it is time to contact your attorney, hopefully us. We will discuss the alternatives with you which include how to protect yourself, your children, and your property. The attorney will discuss the possibility of temporary orders to determine custody and property rights.
More than 50% of the population will get a divorce so what is happening is not unusual. The emotional toll of a divorce is immense so it needs to be handled with care and understanding. We hope you will give us the opportunity to help you through the process so that a normal life lies ahead.
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